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Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is used when an individual does not respond to or cannot tolerate medication. It is used to treat:

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  • Major depression (including agitated depression)
  • Depressed/manic phases of bipolar disorder
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Neurocognitive disorders with behavioral disturbances
  • Catatonia


Treatment involves the administration of a small electrical current to the surface of the scalp (which is transmitted to the surface of the brain).

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